Recalling Some of Oregon’s Unluckiest Days

It’s hard to think of events in our own lifetimes as part of our heritage, but when those events are as large and spectacular as these, the shadows of history are cast quickly. After watching the miniseries,

The Bank Shot to Total Information Awareness

Poindexter was convinced that the best way to track any sleeper-cell terrorists in the United States would be to surveil everyone, because an individual’s actions can be best predicted by mapping and interpreting the patterns of their

Putting the Dime on Oregon’s Bottle Recyclers

So where does the dime go after you pay the deposit at the store? It goes to the OBRC, which is effectively privately owned by beverage distributors.

Good Fripperies for Good (Fifth) Friday

Belt loops are helpful for so many other things.

Congress to Baseball Owners: The Fix is In

Teams that spend millions for a good fastball pitcher during their pennant stretch fail to pay some of their minor league players the minimum wage. All professional baseball players should be paid at least the minimum wage.

How to Have a Successful Protest

Who do you know who might not agree with you on this topic? How can you bring it up — not to change their mind but to learn from them? How do they see things differently? Take

Women’s Basketball Rewards Attendees With Joy

Most of what you’ll see if you go to the game is not quantifiable. When Hebard and Ionescu execute the pick-and-roll, it’s poetry in motion. Where is joy listed on the stat sheet?

America’s Two Revolutions Are Intersecting

Is the person viewing that advertisement as a citizen or as a consumer? If being a good American involves shopping, why not buy the ultimate tool of personal empowerment?

Safety Measures Won’t Loosen Without Leadership

President Franklin Roosevelt ... gave our adversaries the playbook now being used against us. When people are afraid, they’ll barter their freedom. The ratchet tightens one notch at a time.

Life For Life: A Difficult Political Compromise

If I were the solution to an intractable social dilemma plaguing modern America attending a masquerade party, I already know what I’d pretend to be. I’d go to the party dressed up as two problems. As long